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    try to do it but it won t work for me. please write me step by step in to pm. thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by falco71 View Post
    Hi,

    Did exactly the same thing, and experienced the same problems as you did, in trying to replace the 3.60 version with the old 3.40 software. I also hunt in remote places in Norway. Can you share more details on your solution, or else switch to private message?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matulkoh View Post
    try to do it but it won t work for me. please write me step by step in to pm. thnx
    PM sent. Easy fix

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    It should be nice if you know something better than what is explained in that linked thread,you post it on forum and not by pm
    Pms are useful for one user only, a forum doesn't work this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Sure, that's probably the case that you won't actually interfere with anything else, but you can never know for sure. Sometimes these 'reserved' frequencies uses aren't actually publicised and if they're being used by the military or worse some uber-secret government organisation expect a knock on the door ....brrr!
    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Agreed. Three decades in ARes [Aust. Army Reserve] leaves me with the same opinion regarding interference and which transmission will top out. Won't stop them tracking you and giving you a virtual bitch-slap if they catch you though. Said i wouldn't help you any further sorry. Maybe others won't have the same scruples.
    Quote Originally Posted by catymag View Post
    It should be nice if you know something better than what is explained in that linked thread,you post it on forum and not by pm
    Pms are useful for one user only, a forum doesn't work this way.
    Sorry Caty, i probably caused it to go underground via PM because of my apparently 'pseudo-moral high ground' reply in red above. I haven't got access to one or ever updated one, but i'd reckon the Astro 320 is no different to any other unit with MSM USB capability and a media card slot giving it a few different ways to revert to a previous version. i.e. probably one of these methods was used by tigermagna [who i probably offended by previously refusing to help him further]:
    • Drag the desired gcd file onto WebUpdater in Mass Storage, disconnect and reboot then follow the prompts.
    • Delete any gupdate.gcd from the unit [if present] and replace it with the desired version file then reboot etc [or put gupdate.gcd in a Garmin folder on microSD then reboot].
    • In preboot, load the earlier version as an RGN file using Updater.exe after removing any current gcd from the unit.

    Also another way to do it, which can delete any current gcd file and load another, is using ldr.bin and text commands via a card in the unlikely event the above doesn't work.

    Ok, i seem to have let pride overcome my previous scruples regarding advising ppl how to use US DCs in EU.
    May the frequency Gods have mercy on my miserable soul. Amen.

    I do genuinely still have concerns about ppl using DCs on unapproved frequencies in EU though for the reason in blue text. Do this at your own risk guys.
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    I'm not offended at all

    As stated in my first post in this thread; I'm new to this forum and thus unfamiliar with rules & regs "inside" your community.

    After I had the first communication with Neil regarding a way out of the mess I made to my Astro 320, I received a PM from another member. I kind of felt that it was an unwritten rule to keep some info in PMs only. Reasons for that could be many. Big Brother's watching, Garmin software developers watching, illegal "hacking", breaking certain countries laws etc etc.

    Well, since Catymag, as admin, proposes to reveal what I've learned; here it is:


    1. Download the firmware file (Astro320_340.gcd) and copy it on your Desktop
    2. Download and install Garmin's WebUpdater
    3. Create a shortcut of Webupdater on your Desktop
    4. Connect your Astro to your PC
    5. Turn on wifi (internet) on your PC
    6. Drag and Drop the firmware file you've copied on your Desktop, on top of WebUpdater's shortcut
    7. WebUpdater will start, find your Astro and copy the firmware file in the right place, with the right name.
    8. Safely Remove your Astro from the PC
    9. Turn on your Astro.
    10. NEVER USE AGAIN WebUppdater or even WORSE Garmin Express

    This method is called "forced" update and is used on most of the Garmins.

    We've done it a lot of times successfully on Astros and Alphas.
    In 5. internet must be enabled for webupdater to continue fuctioning
    Do not Drag and Drop a shortcut of the firmware's file on webupdater's shortcut, because it will not work.
    You need to Drag and Drop the firmware's file!!!



    This method worked for me as a GPS-newbie and dummy. And probably it is almost the same procedure Neil describes.


    Thanx a lot for all help so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigermagna View Post
    I'm not offended at all
    I'm pleased about that.

    This method worked for me as a GPS-newbie and dummy. And probably it is almost the same procedure Neil describes.
    It's in fact the first one i described, just in total detail, and as you said it's the easiest method for anyone unfamiliar with Garmin GPS.

    If you want to update the other files for your Astro [or any other Garmin unit], make a copy of the internal files system and put in a USB flash drive, then in x:/Garmin/GarminDevice.xml change the software version to the latest using NotePad [i.e. make 'SoftwareVersion>XXX</SoftwareVersion>' read 'SoftwareVersion>YYY</SoftwareVersion>', 340 to 360 in this case with your Astro. When you hook up to WU it will recognise the flash drive as the actual unit, assume you have the latest software and offer you any available additional file updates which you can later copy over to the unit if you wish. WU is a lot safer that GE to use imo.

    Another point of interest, there was a version 3.50 issued and then pulled by Garmin. Recent changelog, not mentioning v3.50:
    Change History
    Changes made from version 3.40 to 3.60:

    Disabled dog tracking when used in countries for which the radio frequencies are not authorized.
    Improved map drawing in urban areas.
    Fixed display of temperatures below freezing as reported by tempe wireless temperature sensor.
    Fixed issue retrieving Public Land Survey System data from certain TOPO US 24K maps.
    Improved load times for geocache descriptions.

    Changes made from version 3.30 to 3.40:

    Added support for VIRB Remote. Setup > Main Menu to add. See TrailTech ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) for more information.
    Improved wireless transfer
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    Version 3.50 is still available on the Perry site, but I'd never load it because it must have been buggy and 3.50 may even have been the failed forerunner of 3.60 with frequency lock-out i suspect. There was only a couple of weeks between them, 26 Feb and 13 Mar respectively.

    A final word of [unsolicited] advice . If you see a black helicopter tracking your dogs, throw the Astro in a lake, go home, pack quickly and move to Croatia. Nice place to live these days, good if your interests are outdoorsy and there's no extradition treaty with the US afaik.
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    Great, good news. Does any one know how to do this on a mac? If not, I can try it someone else's PC. Thanks to all.

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    Hello.. I have the same trouble but I have never left a post. So I can't read the solution..please help me!

    Thanks

    Please, could you help me.. I can't do that job..

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    What can't you read, or do you mean you don't understand? The full details in Posts #15 & 16 above.
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